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Re: [Health] Any open-source DICOM Viewer for Ubuntu?

From: Axel Braun
Subject: Re: [Health] Any open-source DICOM Viewer for Ubuntu?
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:36:18 +0200

Am Mittwoch, 12. April 2017, 20:03:24 CEST schrieb Jose C Cuellar:
> Hi Axel. It's nice to read you ;-)

The pleasure is on my side Jose :-)
> Some years ago I tried to get a CE2 certificate for a product that I was
> developing. The cost of the certification was about 20000€. But after
> that, the certificated product should be inscribed on the sanitary
> agency of each European country where you want to sell it. It's not a
> stamp, but 28 :-(.

Hm, interesting....not the amount of money, thats what I was expecting, but 
the 28 stamps. Looks not that there is any benefit from EU....

> That was about 4 years ago; I don't know if things will be different now.
> What the certification agency inspects is the reliability of the
> product; specifically, that it can't make the doctor make a bad
> diagnosis because of malfunctions or inaccuracies of the software. 

wow, they are running code inspections or full tests to find the 'last bug'?

> The
> certification doesn't appreciate the existence or not of "extra
> features". So, having a certified product doesn't guarantee more quality
> than a not certified one. As I told previously, the only point of this
> is that for some public healthcare systems the use of CE2 / FDA
> certified software is compulsory.

GNU Health works without.
Technically speaking, Certificates are snakeoil .


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